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Discworld Monthly Issue 257 - October 2018

Issue 257

1. Editorial

Technical Glitches. Always fun .. Not!

Due to more than one issue transferring over to the new mail server, September went walkabout.

So here we are about two weeks late, September became October but the issue is written and has been sent to you from a new email address ! Huzzah! Well we hope it has... We'll see later.

Lots of things about to happen or have just happened so read on to find what, where, how and when.

Please note that there will be more disruption over the next couple of months as we migrate our website over to our new all singing web / mail server.

[On a personal note, we send our love to Annie Mac (of Wossname) and her partner and hope for a speedy recovery for them both]

Jason and Rachel

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Jason Rincewind Anthony-Rowlands (Editor and Wizzard)
Rachel Anthony-Rowlands (News Hound / Terrier)
Richard Massey (The Elder Statesman)

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1.1 Important Information

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Facebook: Discworld Monthly Facebook Page

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And our website, discworldmonthly.co.uk which contains loads of information about the books, stage productions around the world, interesting articles, back issues and our merchandise shop.

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1.2 Submissions

Want to make your opinions about the Discworld known to the world?

Have you been to see a play or a Discworld related event and want to write a review about it?

Then get writing! We are always on the lookout for exclusive articles and reviews to share with our readers so don't hesitate, email us today with the subject Article/Review at

If you are putting on a stage production or know of a stage production near you, please email us and let us know about that too.

We happily advertise all stage productions for free and we can help in other ways too. Email with the Subject line "Stage Production".

The deadline for submissions to issue 258 of Discworld Monthly is Wednesday 31st October 2018.


2. News

IMPORTANT LAST MINUTE NEWS

The Beaconsfield Society are holding an evening of celebrating Terry Pratchett this Saturday.

Date: Saturday 13th October at 7pm

Location : National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1LG

Tickets : 15GBP

The evening will include:

  • A talk with Bernard Pearson
  • A screening of the BBC documentary Terry Pratchett: Living with Alzheimers
  • A talk from Tim Waters, on behalf of the Alzheimers Society
  • A very special video message from Rob Wilkins
  • An exclusive Auction which will include a copy of Good Omens signed by the cast of the new series as well as both Neil Gaiman and Rob Wilkins!!

Nibbles and light refreshments will be served.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Alzheimer's Society.

Buy tickets now from Beaconsfield Society

Discworld Monthly's Jason and Rachel will be there! So come over and say hi.

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2.1 Good Omens News

Good Omens Trailer

The first official trailer is now out there. All we can say is WOW WOW WOW. Many of you have already informed us that you wet your pants upon seeing it for the first time, some of you want to marry David Tennant and quite a few couldn't breathe for at least 1 min 59 seconds.

You can watch it on Facebook

Or on YouTube:

[disclaimer - we will not be responsible for the costs of cleaning your sofa or the cost of your divorce after viewing this trailer]

It's also available to add to your Watchlist over on Amazon Prime UK and Amazon Prime US.

Currently we know it will be available to watch in early 2019.

Neil Gaiman has teased in the past a date of Feb 2019.

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What other Good Omens news is there?

NYCC [New York Comic Convention for those who don't know] happened last weekend.

There was a Good Omens panel starring our favourite Crowley and Aziraphale, many questions were asked by Whoopi Goldberg and answered by the cast and Neil Gaiman. We couldn't make it [booo] and unfortunately at this moment in time, the panels have not been put up online anywhere either. All we know was that is was Good.

Also at the NYCC was a very special elevator. You could choose to go to Heaven or Hell. Some images have appeared online but we will leave you to source them for yourselves.

[Disclaimer - we didn't post any here mainly because we didn't want to feel responsible for more sofas having to be cleansed or any more divorces upon seeing Crowley]

There was also the opportunity to get an exclusive poster. Many of you would have seen the images floating about online. If you didn't, here it is in all its glory.

Good Omens Poster

Well there will be a new illustrated edition with illustrations by Paul Kidby. The book will contain 12 full page illustrations much like the folio society editions of Small Gods and Mort.

As to when this will be available currently the answer is We Don't Know but we will let you know as soon as we do.

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What we do have release dates for are some beautiful companion books to the series and a reissue on CD of the Radio Four dramatisation.

THE QUITE NICE AND FAIRLY ACCURATE GOOD OMENS SCRIPT BOOK will be released on the 4th April 2019.

Written by Neil Gaiman The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book is a hardback book which contains 400 pages, many of which have scenes that didn't quite make it to the screen.

It will be published by Headline and will cost 20 GBP

Pre-order yours

ISBN:1472261259

Also Available on Kindle at 13.99GBP

ISBN:B07J53XTWN

(NOTE - This has a different ISBN to the one we told you was coming out on the 23rd April 2019 in our last issue. Currently we have no clue as to why/how/what??? is going on with the two different ones being advertised on certain bookshop sites)

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THE NICE AND ACCURATE GOOD OMENS TV COMPANION will also be released on the 4th April 2019

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion will be your ultimate guide to the upcoming apocalypse. It will feature incredible photographs, stunning location shots, costume boards, set designs and fascinating character profiles and in-depth interviews with the stars and crew.

It will cost 25GBP and is a huge 320 pages of Good Omens loveiness.

Pre-order now from

ISBN:1472258290

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A Tv-Tie in version of the actual book Good Omens is also going to be available as of the 5th Feb 2019.

Wording on various stores have it down as a paperback with the description saying its a "Keepsake Hardback edition". Your guess is as good as mine as to which it is.

Pre-order

ISBN:0062697250

ISBN:0062697250

[Tv-Tie In is the fancy wording for having a new cover that matches the branding of the Tv series, probably with Amazon prime written on it somewhere - Rachel]

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If you missed getting a CD copy of the Radio Four dramatisation of Good Omens, a reissue is due for release on the 18th April 2019

Pre-order now from

ISBN:1787535908

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2.2 Orangutans in Peril - Deutscher Engagementpreis 2018

Orangutans in Peril's president, Julia Cissewski has been nominated for the Deutscher Engagementpreis 2018 Award.

This is a monetary prize of 10,000 Euros, an amount that the charity would love to spend on their projects in Borneo and Sumatra.

The award will be decided on a voting system. They require your vote to ensure they win the prize money.

To Vote, follow the instructions over at Orangutans in Peril

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2.3 Book Release News

Don't forget two new books are due out this month in the UK.

The Illustrated Truckers illustrated by Mark Beech is due out on the 18th October.

Terry Pratchett HisWorld – Official Exhibition Companion is due out on the 25th October.

Also for those waiting for Father Christmases Fake Beard in paperback, it should drop into stores as of the 18th October.

Links to order all the above are down in the book release section !

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2.4 Ho the Megapode!

Ho! The Megapode!

The Megapode is currently in Fourecks and having lots of adventures. So far he has travelled to Bendi-con in Bendigo, Ballarat Pop-Con and ComiXpo 6.0

If you are really lucky, you may find him in the wilds of Melbourne with his current keeper.

Follow his adventures around Melbourne and the surrounding area on Twitter and on Facebook

Ho! The Megapode!

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2.5 Discworld and Beyond Exhibition Tour

The Discworld & Beyond touring exhibition will be at

Location : The Chapel Gallery, St Helen's Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QR

Dates: 29th September – 1st December 2018

Chapel Gallery

And then it comes back south to Hertfordshire

The Discworld & Beyond touring exhibition will be at

Location : North Hertfordshire Museum, Via Town Hall, Brand Street, Hitchin, SG5 1JE

Dates : December 15th 2018 – February 2019 (Exact close date TBC)

North Hertfordshire Museum

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2.6 Troll Bridge - IT'S FINISHED !!!

This will stay here as a reminder to all [But mainly us - Rachel] that it will be hitting the festival circuit soon.

For more info: visit Troll Bridge's latest newsletter

Troll Bridge Newsletter

And just as a reminder,

Troll bridge's contract states that they can continue raising money while they are still in a position to spend money [on the film!] . Once the film has been completed and outstanding expenses covered, SnowGum Films may need to close off DVD availability.

So if you want it on DVD or Blu-ray, order it now as you may not be able to get it later!

To get yours:

BackerKit

Troll Bridge Website


3. A Letter to Terry - Why Terry means so much to one fan.

By Joseph Cole

Not entirely sure where to start or what to say but I need to say it. I wanted to write this before Terry's passing and send it to him, but always had something else to do, and then suddenly I couldn't send it anymore. So I thought I would send it now, in the vague hope that someone might read it and something good may come of it.

My name is Joe. I started reading Terry Pratchett what I was about 11, so 22 years ago. In Primary School I was in trouble a lot, and was in special needs. I was coming out of primary school - where I had recently been diagnosed as dyslexic and moved out of the slow learners' unit (the actual name) . I was barely literate, could read but couldn't spell, my handwriting was appalling - it was actually illegible (I spent every Saturday morning for 6 months in a special class to fix that) . Then…

My cousin gave my mum a book to read on holiday (Maskerade I think) and she got me a audio book of Truckers as she found the book funny. I listened to repeatedly every night to get me to sleep (I am still a insomniac) – I got a few more and eventually the tape wore through on Truckers. I had always liked being read to, but never read.

My first English lesson at secondary school found me way out of my depth in set 2 of 5 (I had essentially had no English or Maths lessons from 8-11 on account of being in the SLU and even now I still have no idea how to construct sentences or what a verb noun etc actually are) . The teacher - Mrs May - said we didn't have to do any work all year just read in the class. The next week I brought along a new book I had gotten - the Colour of Magic, and LOTR. COM had a better cover so I read that (I read LOTR some years later whilst listening to a unabridged Nigel Planer discworld audiobook from the library) . I very very quickly read everything I could by Terry Pratchett. I then did a bit of hero worshiping at the Hay Festival (about 6 miles from where I grew up) and met Terry but was too dumbfounded to really speak. He commented on my coat (a sheepskin) and signed my books. I had brought 5 or 6. I continued to read.

The impact of Terry's work on my life is huge. He basically got me reading...and whilst didn't focus me, he did give me the ability to enjoy books. He led me to question things. I read Small Gods when I was 12 or 13 and this significantly broadened my horizons that were at that time Catholic School in rural England. I did well in high school (shocking my parents) did well enough in college (exceptionally well in Philosophy where I quite often referred to TP) to get to uni (where I studied religion among other things) , then did my masters. It was only during the end of my final term at LSE that my tutor asked me to get tested for dyslexia. And I said I didn't need to be tested as I knew I was I had just never told anyone since the start of secondary school. Nevertheless she got tested, I got some help, and passed (just – damn maths!) .

Most of his jokes went over my head (I'm still stuck on what the Rite of AshkEnte is a pun on) but every Christmas I would religiously get a new Terry Pratchett book from my parents. I went as far as having a reading copy and a shelf copy. The only portion of my room actually clean and organized was a small altar to Terry's work. From Discworld I ventured into pretty much every fantasy book, then every sci fi book...and then classics and history and well...it got to the stage about two years ago I was reading a book every two days. Then either last year or the year before I got I Shall Wear Midnight, and that, coupled with some major life upheavals lead to me not reading for two years – till about 3 months ago.

I recently got a kindle which forced me to read (otherwise I am just a man with a unused kindle, as opposed to a man with lots of unread books) . I am working my way solidly through all the books in order at a pace of about 1 a week. I am not sure if I will read I Shall Wear Midnight. If I leave it unread...the Discworld isn't finished. At least for me.

So what am I trying to say? Thank you I guess, but deeper than that. It is the gratitude of being given ambition. (I know I also had some very good teachers, but, I wouldn't have been in their class if it wasn't for his books) . And I am sorry I didn't write that sooner, so that he (or whoever read his mail) would know that his words and story's had significantly impacted a young man's life.

And. If you are the parent of someone who is struggling to read. Try a Terry Pratchett Audiobook (Guards Guards, or Small Gods are the best) . It's a million to one chance, but it worked with me.


4. Report on 'Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University.'

By Bernadette Kearns

This year Dublin's Culture Night and World Alzheimer Day came together on 21 September 2018. A coincidence? Perhaps. But an opportunity too good to miss and Trinity College Dublin stepped up to the mark with an event celebrating the university's connection with Sir Terry Pratchett, entitled, funnily enough, 'Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University.'

If you went along to the evening hoping for scholarly or expert discussion on Sir Terry's works, you'd probably be disappointed. This event was an eclectic, and, to be honest, at times, baffling, mix of sessions by different university departments focusing on Sir Terry himself, but, more particularly on the research possibilities opened up by the recent cataloguing of the unique collection of his works held by TCD in the Long Room – apparently one of Sir Terry's favourite places when he was an adjunct Professor of English at TCD back in 2010.

As one of the five UK legal deposit libraries, Trinity College Dublin is entitled to receive a copy of every book published in the UK. Also, in 2009, the university's collection of Sir Terry's works was augmented when Colin Smythe, his literary agent and an alumnus of TCD, donated a complete back-catalogue of translated publications to the college – a donation which continues to this day. It has taken years to catalogue the collection, but the work is now up-to-date, and the university is celebrating.

The evening kicked off with the Digital Humanities department who did their thing by stuffing the entire English-language catalogue into a computer, jiggling it all about and asking the computer to spew forth in a burst of word clouds. Which it did. Now, as someone who viewed critical analysis in the same vein as vivisection when I was at university, this digitised version – even if word clouds are pretty – was still anathema to me and deep inside I could feel the build-up of a dark word cloud of my own – 'But why??' Yes, I know it's all in the name of research and linguistic analysis, but my question still remains. Because I like the words just fine in the proper order Sir Terry gave them. That said, you couldn't fault the department's enthusiasm and passion for their work. As well as word clouds of words which were unique to each book and word clouds of words which are common to all books, they had also taught the computer to understand the text rather than just recognise it so that it could throw up more meaningful data. If you think that's easy, try explaining to a computer how to deal with a cat named You for a start! That I liked. But the really cool results – evidenced by the oohs and aahs from the assembled onlookers – were the interactive maps and graphs which can be created for research purposes. These included such goodies as graphs showing the correlation between characters in one book or the relationships between all the characters in all the books or map graphs plotting the Wyrd Sisters' journey from Lancre to Genua in Witches Abroad. In the end, even I was grudgingly prepared to acknowledge that computer stuffing might actually be worthwhile.

Next up was Jane Suzanne Carrol of Trinity's School of English (Children's Literature) who talked about Sir Terry's books for children. So are boys sticky nosefuls of bogeys and girls great big feisty bottomless ears? Well, they don't come much feistier than Tiffany Aching – who was, in Sir Terry's own words, 'very close to my heart'. Tiffany was the focus of the big question of the session: what is the difference between the children's books and the other Discworld books? Is it the more realistic child-centred landscape which bears a resemblance to the landscape in Sir Terry's own childhood? Or the questioning about 'who is me' that doesn't feature as much in the more grown-up novels? I'm not sure a consensus was reached, but it was an interesting journey nonetheless.

Librarian John McManus headed up his section 'Wrestling with the Orangutan' as he explained how he went about cataloguing over 2,000+ items in the TCD collection, including books, games, videos and audio cassettes. The Colin Smythe donation of translated texts proved challenging, with a lot of effort going into tracking down editors, translators and illustrators in over 35 languages – more than originally anticipated. There are editions in Moldovian, Georgian, Ukranian, Polish, Japanese, and Welsh and the language with the most published editions other than English is German. Unfortunately, given the location, there was one glaring omission in the translation list – Irish! So, if anyone fancies a go at translating as Gaeilge, there's a gap in the market.

Exploring the translated collection further, James Hadley of the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation talked about his initial research carried out on a small, random selection of languages for this event. Serious questions were asked. Such as how you translate the Britishness of the novels? Or the puns and jokes? And the results were surprising. It's not unusual for literary translations to veer away from word-for-word translation – to capture the spirit rather than the letter of the original. But in the samples examined, it was clear that most of the Discworld translations stuck pretty close to the original – they didn't shy away or alter that Britishness and the humour carried over into translation, even if all the puns didn't quite make it. There was a particularly fascinating discussion about Death – the character (who is clearly male) and the word (which is not always male – think 'la mort' in French) . So what does a translator do about Death when 'death' is female? There wasn't a clear answer to this question – not enough data to work from at this point in time – although from some of the comments from audience members who had read Sir Terry in translation, it seems the juxtaposition between the gendered word and the character only adds to the overall humour. And it all proved that the collection is ripe for further research into the full body of translated texts. A dream job for an Unseen Academical with a penchant for literary translation, perhaps?

As part of this eclectic celebration of Sir Terry's work, amongst all the academic shenanigans, it was more than fitting on World Alzheimer's Day to also mark his contribution to the fight against the 'embuggerance'. And some of the most moving words of the evening came from Sir Terry himself - Sabina Brennan of the Institute of Neuroscience (Brain Health) read out the entire text of his account of his disease first published by the Alzheimer's Society in 2008. Ten years on, it is still a powerful testament and manifesto against a nasty, ugly disease which robbed a brilliant man – and continues to rob so many others - of so much. But Sir Terry's crusade was not in vain. As Helen Rochford Brennan, a fellow Alzheimer's sufferer – or as Sir Terry put it: '… a person who is thoroughly annoyed with the fact they have dementia' – testified. It was moving to hear Helen recall how in 2012, she watched an interview with Sir Terry on Irish television's major chat show, The Late Late Show, when she herself was in the throes of dealing with an early onset Alzheimer's diagnosis and how that interview inspired her to reclaim her life after diagnosis. Helen is now the Chair of the European Working Group of People with Dementia and Board member to Alzheimer Europe. She is living proof that it is possible to live well with dementia and a fitting tribute to Sir Terry who did so much to prove that having Alzheimer's does not mean you have to become your own disease.


5. DiscTrivia

This month Jason made me write the DiscTrivia so I delved deep into our archives for some very random trivia from Discworld Monthly just for you.

Q1.In the very first issue of Discworld Monthly, typus typodia struck for the very first time. What was the typo?
Q2.By issue number 2, Discworld Monthly reached a milestone How many subscribers did we have then?
Q3.In issue 3, we announced that a certain book would be the last to be published by Gollancz and Terry announced his New Zealand tour dates. Where was the first stop on the tour?
Q4.In August 1997, we announced that Terry was to appear in a TV series. What TV series was it?
Q5.We asked Terry lots of questions over the last 21 years. What was his answer to "What can you tell us that you haven't told anyone else?"

6. Competition Result: Death's Study Jigsaw

Last month The Discworld Emporium have forced us to give away a copy of their newest wonderfully hard Jigsaws - Death's Study.

To win this devilishly difficult Death's Study we asked you to answer this question.

Q.Who illustrated both Death's Study and the Unseen University Library Jigsaws?

The answer was, of course, David Wyatt

The randomly selected winner is: Jens Kleine of Berlin, Germany. We've contacted the lovely team at the Discworld Emporium and they my well have already posted your prize to you.

And if you don't win one, you can always buy one over at The Discworld Emporium Death's Study Jigsaw


7. Birthdays

Everyone has a birthday. If you know someone who would like a mention or if you would like your birthday included in the listings, send us an email the month before your birthday and we will add it to the list! Email Subject: Birthday

Happy October Birthday greetings to Amy Marshall, Debra Cranfield, Vincent Oberheim, Andrew Birtwhistle, Matt Lowe,Nathalie "Wifey" Eeckhout, Faz Flintham, Jason Anthony-Rowlands. Pauline Pixie, Completely Batty, Jes Hynes, Helen Woodall, Estelle Botham, Dan Young, The Incredible Amy, Dr Hicks, Jack James, Len Brook, Lottie Holland, Bob Terry, Nathalie De Schampheleer, Simon Rowlinson, Becky Ottery (We Will Party) and in the first week of November, Chris Gibbs, Jean Mead, Mandi Lewis, Don Bridges, and Rick Trivett.


8. Readers' Letters

If you have any letters or comments, please email them to

We assume any correspondence is eligible for use in the newsletter unless otherwise stated, including the sender's email address. We may edit your letters by shaking them down at a Diamond Head gig.

It is vitally important that you don't pass off other people's work as your own. If you use information from other resources please let us know so we can give proper credit.

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* From: "Keith Owens"

FYI: Gmail marked the latest newsletter as spam. Hard to tell why, but you should check with your new provider if they are doing anything that Gmail objects to.

DWM Replies: Thanks to Keith and several others who noticed that last month's issue was eaten by the spam engines at google and also outlook.com etc. We hope that the transitional to our new servers will help to reduce such occurrences.

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* From: "Noel Wray"

I had a look at the site for the Troll Bridge Short Movie, and I see that the price is 50 dollars. Here's the thing, nowhere does it state which Dollars this is! Is it Yankee currency, Aussie or just Ankh-Morpork Dollars? Since the producers/production is Australian, I would assume that that would be the currency, but since I am in South Africa, that would make the DVD over R543.00, and even US it would be R760.00 for a simple DVD... Given that latest blockbuster motion picture on special edition 3D Blu-Ray with all the other versions (2D Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital, et al.) is only R259.95, makes this a huge rip-off. After having waited for almost twenty years for this to be made and finished, I think that it is not worth that.

Too Little! Too Late! For Too Much!!!

DWM replies: The amounts are in US dollars. We understand that you feel it is too much to own a copy ... Hopefully you can meet up with someone who does purchase a copy to get to see the movie at some point.

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* From: "Daft Wullie"

Just a quick word of thanks for all your efforts on the newsletter, and best wishes as you adjust to the new mailing system. I've appreciated getting this for years now, and I can imagine how much work goes into compiling it.

DWM replies: Thanks for the lovely comments. We always try to do our best.

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* From: "Nick"

Hey there I love receiving these emails from yourself. I was wondering if you printed a physical copy and if so how much would it cost to have one posted to me? Keep up the great work.

DWM replies: Thanks for the letter Nick. Discworld Monthly has always been an electronic newsletter we have no intentions of producing paper versions. That way, as they say, madness lies.


9. Book Release News

9.1 English Language Releases

Father Christmases Fake Beard - UK Paperback

The paperback version of Father Christmases Fake beard is scheduled for release on the 18th October 2018 by Corgi in the UK

R.R.P. 6.99GBP

Publisher : Corgi

ISBN-10: 0552576662

ISBN-13: 978-0552576666

Pre-order from:

ISBN:0552576662

Book Depository

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Truckers - Illustrated edition - Illustrated by Mark Beech

It will be released on the 18th Oct 2018 with full page colour illustrations by Mark Beech, published by Corgi Childrens.

Hardcover: 336 pages

ISBN-10: 0552576816

ISBN-13: 978-0552576819

RRP 12.99 GBP

Pre-order

ISBN:0552576816

Amazon US and Canada release date - 23rd October 2018

ISBN:0552576816

ISBN:0552576816

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Terry Pratchett HisWorld – Official Exhibition Companion

The award winning HisWorld exhibition at Salisbury Museum amazed attendees who were, for the first time, given unparalleled access to the author's inner sanctum and writing room 'The Chapel' and the plethora of interesting artefacts that surrounded him.

The book will be a collection of images from the exhibition with detailed descriptions.

It will remind those who were there of how sumptuous the displays were and for those who weren't able to attend, a true glimpse of the magnificence of the exhibit.

Available in a hardback edition and a collector's, slipcased limited edition.

The Special Limited Slipcased Edition features an alternative cover design, an embossed, foil blocked and numbered tip-in page, coloured page edgings and a marker ribbon. Also included with this collectable book is a unique print signed by the artist Paul Kidby.

Published by Dunmanifestin on 25th October 2018

Prices :

30GBP for the Standard edition (Plus P&P)

75GBP for the Special Edition (plus P&P)

To Pre-order

Standard Edition - Discworld.com

Slipcase Edition - Discworld.com

Standard Edition from Paul Kidby

Slipcase Edition from Paul Kidby

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Terry Pratchett: The BBC Radio Drama Collection: Seven full-cast dramatisations

Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett's novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

Now being published for the very first time, the adaptations in this collection are:

Mort

Wyrd Sisters

Guards! Guards!

Eric

Small Gods

Night Watch

In addition to the Discworld radio Plays is the full-cast dramatisation of Only You Can Save Mankind.

Unfortunately Nation and Good Omens are not included in this collection.

Audio CD

Publisher: BBC Physical Audio; Unabridged edition edition (1 Nov. 2018)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1785298224

ISBN-13: 978-1785298226

RRP 40GBP

To Preorder

ISBN:1785298224

ISBN:1785298224

ISBN:1785298224

ISBN:1785298224

ISBN:B07FW6BDXJ

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Discworld Collector's Library edition

THUD!

Hardcover: 416 pages

ISBN-10: 0857525913

ISBN-13: 978-0857525918

R.R.P. 12.99 GBP

Due for release on the 1st November 2018

Pre-order:

ISBN:0857525913

ISBN:0857525913

Amazon Canada release date - 25th December 2018

ISBN:0857525913

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Discworld Collector's Library edition

MAKING MONEY

Hardcover: 480 pages

ISBN-10: 0857525921

ISBN-13: 978-0857525925

R.R.P. 12.99 GBP

Due for release on the 1st November 2018

Pre-order

ISBN:0857525921

ISBN:0857525921

Amazon Canada release date - 25th December 2018

ISBN:0857525921

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Discworld Collector's Library edition

UNSEEN ACADEMICALS

Hardcover: 544 pages

ISBN-10: 085752593X

ISBN-13: 978-0857525932

R.R.P. 12.99 GBP

Due for release on the 1st November 2018

Pre-order

ISBN:085752593X

ISBN:085752593X

Amazon Canada release date - 25th December 2018

ISBN:085752593X

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Good Omens - Possible TV tie in.

Details of a Paperback reprint by William Morrow & Company have popped up.

Release date of 5th Feb 2019 is possibly coincide with the Amazon Prime release of the much anticipated TV series. Currently we have no cover image but as soon as we do, we'll let you know via our social media output.

Paperback: 400 pages

ISBN-10: 0062697250

ISBN-13: 978-0062697257

Price TBC

Pre-order

ISBN:0062697250

ISBN:0062697250

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Dodger paperback with cover by Laura Ellen Anderson due for release on the 25th April 2019

Paperback: 416 pages

Age Range: 9 - 17 years

Publisher: Corgi Childrens (25 April 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0552577200

ISBN-13: 978-0552577205

RRP 7.99

ISBN:0552577200

ISBN:0552577200

ISBN:0552577200

Note: This is not currently on Amazon US but as soon as it becomes available we will put up the link


10. Stage Productions

Whilst we would love to get to every event and play to write reviews and articles about them, we just don't have enough time, petrol and a wide enough spread of friends to borrow the couch for the night. But you, our wonderful readers do have the time, petrol and often don't need the couches as the event or play is on your doorstep!

We don't have English degrees here and you don't need one either to write something for Discworld Monthly!

PS. If you know of a play or event that we don't know about (shock horror) , email us. We like the surprise!

All submissions should be emailed to or

Don't forget to visit Pratchett Stage Productions for our most up-to-date list of stage productions.

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10.1 Current and Upcoming Productions

For more details of these current and upcoming productions visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

  • Eric in Adelaide, Australia, Australia (5th (preview) , 6th, 10th-13th, 17th-20th October 2018)
  • Men At Arms in Petrie Terrace, Queensland, Australia (Thursday-Sundays from the 6th October - 3rd November 2018)
  • Carpe Jugulum in Guildford, UK, UK (Wed 17th October - Sat 20th October 2018)

10.2 New and Updated Productions

These productions are new this month or have been updated. For our full list visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

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[New: UK] Ifield Barn Arts Centre presents Maskerade as adapted by Stephen Briggs

Location:Ifield Barn Arts Centre,2 Ifield St, Crawley RH11 0NN UK
Dates:Wed 6th March - Sat 9th March 2019
Times:Performance at 8pm, additional matinee on the 9th at 3pm
Tickets:10GBP, 8GBP Concessions and members
Box office:0333 666 4466 / ticketsource.co.uk
Website:Ifield Barn Arts Centre

11. Discworld Conventions and other Events

11.1 Current and Upcoming Events

For more details of these events visit: Conventions and Other Events

  • Discworld & Beyond Exhibition in The Chapel Gallery, UK (29th September - 1st December 2018)
  • 'Building a world with Terry Pratchett', a talk on mapping Discworld by Stephen Briggs in Beaconsfield, UK, UK (Weds 10th October 2018)
  • The Beaconsfield Society- An Evening Celebration: Sir Terry Pratchett's Life in Beaconsfield, UK, UK (Sat 13th October 2018 at 7pm)
  • Dutch Discworld Convention - CABBAGECON 5 - Be a Barbarian hero! in Utrecht, Netherlands (20th - 21st October 2018)

12. Recurring Fan Meetings

By their very nature the listing of recurring fan meeting remains static. So we've moved the full listings to our website at Recurring Fan Meetings

The newsletter will only include any listings that are new or have changed within the last 30 days.


13. Small Ads

If you want to try to sell your unwanted / duplicate Discworld items to other fans (and its legal for you to do so) email us at with the subject "Ads" and a short description of what you have and how fans can contact you. Discworld Monthly only lists the ads and is not responsible for the contents, validity or reliability of the ads or the buyers and sellers.

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Fancy a holiday to the land of the librarian and a universe full of wonders? Though it it would be too expensive?

Then look no further...join Andrea, a life long STP fan and conservation biologist, at her guest house in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Not only can you go jungle trekking to see if you can spot the librarian and his friends. the monkeys (well, not actually friends..more like acquaintances) . You can also go on village walks, do cooking class, go river swimming and so much more.

Have a look at her website and drop Andrea and email or whatsapp with any questions at all. There's a 5% discount if you start your email with your favourite discworld quote!

Green Hill Guest House

.....fyi...Andrea would like to bring your attention to this quote

"It was the special sort of beautiful area which is only beautiful if you can leave after briefly admiring its beauty and go somewhere else where there are hot tubs and cold drinks. Actually staying there for any length of time is a penance."

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Spenser Personal writes: I am an avid fan of Discworld and have over the last 30 years I have collected clarecraft figures and have the complete set (including rare pro types) .

Sadly we need to consider downsizing the collection and will begin to sell them on auction sites.

However, before I do, I wondered if you know of any fans that might be interested in buying parts of the collection through your newsletter?

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Margaret Matthews writes: Some years ago I bought my husband a Death of Rats pin. He wore a tie to work, usually a loud one with an unusual pin. It was his favourite and drew quite a lot of comments and began several interesting conversations.

Alas he lost the pin and we have never been able to find another. It is not helped by me being unable to recall where I bought it from. We are both retired now but I would love to be able to get him another one. Has anyone got one for sale?


14. The End

This month's issue is brought to you by the Evil Army and Diamond Head (go and see them on Tour they are AWESOME - diamondheadofficial.com)

Please let us have any submissions for issue 258 of Discworld Monthly by Wednesday 31st October 2018.

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14.4 Latest Book Information

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Terry Pratchett books at Discworld Monthly

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14.6 Trivia Answers

Q1.In the very first issue of Discworld Monthly, typus typodia struck for the very first time. What was the typo?
A1.Hello and welcome to the first issue of "Discworld monthly".
 
Q2.By issue number 2, Discworld Monthly reached a milestone How many subscribers did we have then?
A2.500 (or just over)
 
Q3.In issue 3, we announced that a certain book would be the last to be published by Gollancz and Terry announced his New Zealand tour dates. Where was the first stop on the tour?
A3.July 2, Christchurch: 6pm talk/signing, University Bookshop, Canterbury
 
Q4.In August 1997, we announced that Terry was to appear in a TV series. What TV series was it?
A4.Space Cadets
 
Q5.We asked Terry lots of questions over the last 21 years. What was his answer to "What can you tell us that you haven't told anyone else?"
A5.Dunno. What did you want to know?
 
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14.7 Small Print

We make every effort we can to ensure the information in this newsletter is accurate and legal. All trademarks are recognized as the property of their respective owners, whoever they may be. Discworld (R) is a registered trade mark of the Estate of Sir Terry Pratchett used under licence.

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14.8 Thanks

Thanks for reading this issue of 'Discworld Monthly'. We hope you enjoyed it. If you have any comments, complaints or suggestions for the future of this newsletter please email the editor :

14.9 The Final Word...

*Rachel here*

We may not be perfect designers, or award winning journalists but we do our best to keep you all entertained and informed about all things Terry. We do have some ethics though. We like our news to be current, up to date and factual with a solid source. We don't like posting rumours but occasionally the source it comes from is 98 percent solid so we will tell you it's a rumour and confirm it when we have a 100 percent confirmation. Our own articles are written by us for us only. You won't find articles from other publications here unless it's a formal press release about an adaptation, book release or event or something we actually wrote for someone else unless they begged us to publish it (OK not begged but some of our lovely friends do ask us occasionally to boost something)

Whilst you keep reading it, we'll keep on writing it because we love Terry's books just as much as you do.

GNU Terry Pratchett...


Table of Contents:

1. Editorial
1.1 Important Information
1.2 Submissions
2. News
2.1 Good Omens News
2.2 Orangutans in Peril - Deutscher Engagementpreis 2018
2.3 Book Release News
2.4 Ho the Megapode!
2.5 Discworld and Beyond Exhibition Tour
2.6 Troll Bridge - IT'S FINISHED !!!
3. A Letter to Terry - Why Terry means so much to one fan.
4. Report on 'Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University.'
5. DiscTrivia
6. Competition Result: Death's Study Jigsaw
7. Birthdays
8. Readers' Letters
9. Book Release News
9.1 English Language Releases
10. Stage Productions
10.1 Current and Upcoming Productions
10.2 New and Updated Productions
11. Discworld Conventions and other Events
11.1 Current and Upcoming Events
12. Recurring Fan Meetings
13. Small Ads
14. The End
14.1 Supporting Discworld Monthly
14.2 eBook Editions
14.3 Contact Information
14.4 Latest Book Information
14.5 Subscription Information
14.6 Trivia Answers
14.7 Small Print
14.8 Thanks
14.9 The Final Word...
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